FCA launch an exciting opportunity for young entrepreneurs


Are you a young entrepreneur running your own business? Or perhaps you know someone who has a start-up business or franchise that commenced operations in the last few years?

The Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) is launching an exciting opportunity for young entrepreneurs to win major prizes and discover how to grow their business to scale using a franchise business model.

This major FCA initiative provides the crucial link between established and future generations of entrepreneurs.

The NextGen in Franchising competition (NextGen) incentivizes young people to take an active interest in the franchising community.

NextGen is sponsored by the FCA’s Hall of Fame and offers young entrepreneurs the opportunity to gain mentoring and direct engagement with some of the most successful franchisors in Australia and the USA. 

NextGen is designed to create an innovative environment that will inspire, develop and grow young entrepreneurs.

Australian entrants to this online contest will compete for three finalist spots. These three finalists will then compete against each other in a ‘FranShark’ competition, pitching their business concept in front of a judging panel of FCA Hall of Fame members and a franchising audience at the National Franchise Convention in Canberra this year (October 10-11).

The winner will go on to represent Australia against all other global finalists at the International Franchise Convention in Las Vegas early in 2017 (January 29 – February 1, 2017).

The FCA is making this ‘call to action’ for young entrepreneurs to register online and be a part of this competition to be in with a chance of winning major prizes including local and international media exposure for their business and brand.

Commencing 1 August 2016 – online competition entries can be made via the NextGen in Franchising competition website.

Entries accepted in Australia from 1 August until 16 September 2016.

To find out more about the competition click on the following links:

·         NextGen in Franchising Global Competition

·         Competition Eligibility

·         Entry Requirements

·         Key Competition Dates

·         Competition sponsorship & Prizes